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Public Information Statement, Corrected
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
105 PM EDT Thu Aug 21 2014

To:      Subscribers:
         -Family of Services
         -NOAA Weather Wire Service
         -Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
         -NOAAPORT
         Other NWS Partners and NWS Employees

From:    Kevin Scharfenberg
         NWS Pilot Program Manager

Subject: Soliciting Comments on the Emergency Response
         Tool Through July 2015 -- Corrected comment deadlines

Corrected to change date in next paragraph to July 31, 2015.
Previously amended to extend comment period through July 2015.

NWS is seeking user comments on its Emergency Response Tool (ERTool)
through July 31, 2015. The NWS Weather Forecast Office in New
Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA (LIX), and Southern Region Headquarters (SRH)
are testing a new Web Page designed for mobile devices. This page,
designed for emergency managers and first responders, would bring our
most popular services into easily accessible buttons that would allow
the end user to access the data they need quickly. The Emergency
Response Tool is available at the following URL:

     http://innovation.srh.noaa.gov/ertool/

Users are encouraged to provide feedback on this experimental
product by using the brief survey and comment form available
online at:

     http://www.nws.noaa.gov/survey/nws-survey.php?code=NWSERT

Comments will be collected from August 8, 2013 until July 31, 2015. At
that time, the NWS will evaluate feedback to determine whether to
transition the ERTool to operational status, discontinue it, or revise
and extend the experimental feedback period.

For questions regarding this notice or the ERTool, contact:

     Kenneth Graham
     Meteorologist in Charge
     NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge
     985-649-0357 x222
     Kenneth.Graham@noaa.gov

National Public Information Notices are online at:

     http://www.weather.gov/os/notif.htm

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